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News, October 2013
More Illegal Israeli Settlers Desecrate Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli-Controlled Czech Republic Moves Its Embassy to Occupied Jerusalem
October 6, 2013
Hamas slams Czech's decision to move its embassy to Occupied Jerusalem
[ 06/10/2013 - 09:30 AM ]
The Hamas Movement strongly denounced the Czech Republic for deciding to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem and described its position as a blatant transgression of the Arab and Islamic right to Jerusalem.
Senior Hamas official Salah Al-Bardawil said in a press release that his Movement sees the Czech decision in this regard as disrespect for the religious, cultural and political norms.
"As we, in the Hamas Movement, deplore such serious decision, we demand the Palestinian authority to end the farce of its negotiations which has given a cover for the occupation's crimes in the occupied lands and made it easy for some countries to think of moving their embassies to Jerusalem," Bardawil underlined.
The Hamas official said that such Czech step would violate the UNESCO's principles and called on the organization to stop this violation.
He also urged the Arab and Muslim countries to intervene to dissuade Czech from its grave step.
Jewish settlers desecrate Aqsa Mosque
[ 06/10/2013 - 11:31 AM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Jewish settlers entered the Aqsa Mosque via the Maghareba gate on Sunday morning and offered Talmudic rituals in its yards.
Local sources said that 22 settlers broke into and desecrate the holy site under heavy protection by police and special forces.
The sources noted that the number of settlers breaking into the Aqsa on daily basis had noticeably decreased with the end of the Jewish holidays.
1,595 settlers, including officials, defiled the Aqsa Mosque last month
[ 06/10/2013 - 09:21 AM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
The information center of Wadi Hilwa district said that the occupied city of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque saw during last September serious Israeli violations either by the Israeli occupation authority or the extremist Jewish groups.
In a report on Saturday, Wadi Hilwa center said that the IOA closed the Aqsa Mosque seven times and allowed hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers to defile it.
The center noted that head of the Knesset interior committee Miri Regev called for officially dividing the Aqsa Mosque spatially and temporally between Muslims and Jews as is the case with the Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil, affirming that her proposal was supported by her right-wing colleagues and many extremist Jewish figures, who attended the session.
According to its report, more than 1,595 Jewish settlers, including senior officials and rabbis, desecrated the Aqsa Mosque under police and military protection during their holidays last month.
The Jewish settlers also performed rituals at the Aqsa Mosque and removed stones from its courtyard during their break-ins.
More than 6,000 Jewish settlers have violated the sanctity of the Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of the current year, the report pointed out.
Different Israeli security forces also stormed the Aqsa Mosque three times during the reporting month and used unprecedented violence to suppress Palestinian worshipers.
Dozens of Palestinian worshipers suffered injuries and were detained during those Israeli raids on the Mosque.
During that month, the Israeli occupation forces detained more than 180 Jerusalemite citizens, including a lady and about 30 minors, in the Old City.
The Jewish settlers, in turn, sabotaged two churches and one Christian cemetery in Jerusalem and spray-painted racist slurs on some of its gravestones.
They also damaged and ruined Palestinian cars and property in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan districts.
Wadi Hilwa information center documented more than 165 attacks by the extremist Jewish gang known as the price tag on Palestinians and their property in the 1948 occupied land and some areas near Jerusalem.
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